COWBOY PAYBACK (A Sequel to Cowboy-Fiancé)

COWBOY PAYBACK                                           DONNA MICHAELS

Former Marine Captain Brett Brennan loves a good practical joke—when he’s the prankster not the prankee. Unfortunately, his twin brother has learned a lesson or two from the master and springs Operation Payback on him, thrusting Brett into a fake engagement to his former corporal, Trisha Jennings, in front of her matchmaking, District Attorney father. 

Relationships are so not his thing, but realizing Trisha is struggling to come to terms with a horrific incident from their recent deployment, Brett takes matters into his own hands, using their fake relationship to keep her on his family’s resort ranch, the perfect place for her to find peace and heal. After all, he would never let one of his own men down. 

Except, Trisha is no longer a corporal under his command. Out of uniform, she is all woman, and his unexpected attraction to her soon has him forgetting their prank relationship is only for show. Who knew payback could be so sweet?

     Although the subject of PTSD is not a funny situation Ms. Michaels shows what lengths we will go to, to heal ourselves.  Some of those ways lead to some very funny situations.  At the same time, we all know it’s the times of slumber that can be dangerous for us and those around us if not treated.  Not taken care of, compounds the situation for mistakes from nightmares during the night. Leading to even more mistakes to be made during their waking hours.
     Yet, in this case it’s the things that are around all this that make it so funny.  Trisha Jennings has no clue she is stuffing her healing process aka her feelings.  She thinks if she can only stay at the resort dude ranch where her best friend Cammie and Cammie’s fiancé Finn live (who is part owner with her ex-captain Marine Brett Brennan) she can make all her bad feelings and nightmares of what happened on hers and Brett’s last mission go away.
     She needs to get there and away from her father who is overbearing and controlling.  You see after six years in service she has come home for good.  Her last tour was a bad one she is having a rough time of it.  Her father after only one day had her whole life planned out law school, work at his old firm and marriage to one of the guys there, one he would hand pick.  She needed an out.
     She didn’t want law after all, she wanted to teach.  So, she hatched a plan to get her captain to be her fake fiancé.  So, when she called the main house at the ranch he wasn’t there she explained it all to Finn his twin and he said no problem he knew Brett would help.  Little did she know this was the same scenario that got Cammie and Finn together just about.
     So, Finn never told Brett what was happening just that they were going to lunch from there life gets interesting for everyone.  Especially, for the captain who never planned to settle down the ranch is his wife.  But on this day, he was about to get a rude awakening as to the new fiancé he was getting for all he own.
     There is a scene with a spider that is the funniest thing ever.  I loved it.  I loved the way Ms. Michael’s used so many of the situations so well, to help set up learning moments or touching moments of thinking for the characters.  They are well developed characters you can see yourself being friends with each and every one of them.  I give this book 5++++ stars.  Provided by author for and honest review.  Follow us at: 

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